The Five-Eyed Bookworm

Eclectic Reader. Lover of beautiful book covers.


The End: 11/22/63 Readalong

One of the best books I read this year, hands down. Thank you to Kristin and Sarah for organizing this readalong.

The world Jake Epping went to was completely new to me. Stephen King mentioned various songs, food, books, etc., so I googled some of the things he mentioned. I want to talk about them but I don’t want to spoil everything for those who have not read the book.

11/22/63 by Stephen King

Here are five of my favorite quotes from the book.

Quotes 11/22/63 Novel by Stephen King

Jake Epping, the protagonist of 11/22/63, can dance. And I mean, he can really dance. So if you’re in the mood for some dancing lessons, here’s a video for basic Lindy Hopping ;)

You may also check out this post and another post about songs mentioned in the book.


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Reading Quote Sundays #3

Every Sunday, I’ll be posting one quote about books or reading that I really like and share how this relates to me. If you would like to join me, please post a quote in your blog and share with us why you chose it or how it personally affects you. You can leave a link in the comment section below and I’ll update this blog post with your link.

Reading Quote Sundays #3 Five Eyed Bookworm

Reading Quote Sundays #3

I find reading a joy, no doubt about that. Every time I open a book, the wonder of the universe unfolds in such breathtaking speed that I count myself lucky that I am able to read and hold a book, when many are deprived of such. It is the thought of discovering new places, knowing new people and finding phrases that you find special that drives me to read more. By sitting in one place, I am propelled to another place, another dimension. It’s a great feeling and that is one thing that will never leave me – that feeling of appreciating a fictional world and characters through the words of an author.

Words are powerful and books are meant to get these words to us, hopefully ending up lodged in our brains until we can apply what we learn from them. I love it when I can relate to a character and when an author writes words that makes you want to agree with him or even make you wish that he/she is your friend because your thoughts are the same as his/her. I think it’s wonderful that books allow us this opportunity – to connect with someone because of similar ideas. I honestly think that people like books that can speak to them in volumes instead of books whose only mission is to entertain.

Do you agree with the quote above? Do you have a quote you want to share?

I hope everyone’s having a great Sunday. Christmas is near and I hope everyone is blessed with the company of loved ones and friends. Happy Holidays everyone!

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Notable Quotes: The Humans

Quotes from The Humans Matt Haig

I’m not quoting an alien per se, but for lack of a better title (I suck at giving titles to my post) let’s all collectively accept it and move on to five quotes from the book “The Humans” by Matt Haig. I had a post about this book a few days ago so if you’re game, read it here.

One of the things I really liked about Matt Haig’s book are the honest insights about being human it presented. I think we can all agree that being human is somewhat confusing no matter what age bracket you are in. Well, maybe it’s a different story for infants, but you get the picture.

So here are five of my favorite quotes from the book. I could have quoted more but I’m sticking to five.

Quotes from The Humans Matt Haig

quotes the humans matt haig

quotes the humans matt haig

quotes the humans matt haig

quotes the humans matt haig

Have you read The Humans by Matt Haig yet?

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Reading Quote Sundays #1


I’m not sure if anyone has come up with this idea before but I’m going to post a reading quote every Sunday starting today.

I believe that our selection of quotes speak a lot about us and our thoughts as much as what the author wants to portray or communicate.

The first quote is from Doris Lessing. She is a novelist who wrote The Golden Notebook and The Grass is Singing, among others.